Our faculty are some of the foremost scholars and researchers in their fields. Their cutting edge research is published in trade journals and many are invited to speak at national and international conferences. In addition to their PhD's many hold certifications such as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) and are members of organizations such as Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM), Fellow of the Research Consortium, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology. Most importantly, they truly enjoy teaching and are accessible to undergraduate and graduate students alike.
At any given time HES faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students have multiple research projects ongoing focusing on the areas of bone density, nutrition, resistance training, stretching, aging and school/community interventions to increase physical activity. Our state of the art laboratory facilities are conveniently located in the HES and Collums buildings. As an HES student, research opportunities will be an integral part of your educational experience.
Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, studying Health Promotion or Exercise Physiology, you will have an broad educational experience that includes biological, physical, medical and behavioral sciences as they relate to human health and physiological response. These multidisciplinary experiences will prepare you for many exercise physiology and health promotion related careers.